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French To Reveal UFO Secrets

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 16:26:28 -0500
Fwd Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 16:26:28 -0500
Subject: French To Reveal UFO Secrets

Source: The Sun - London, UK


January 25, 2007

French To Reveal UFO Secrets
By Vince Soodin

Here's our first great story looking at stories that are simply
out of this world.

Every week we'll we bring you the best news on UFOs, the
paranormal and any strange happenings that remain unexplained.

And we want to hear from you for any extra-terrestial tales that
you think we should look into by emailing Out Of This World
reporter Vince Soodin at vince.soodin.nul-sun.co.uk

Read our first story on mysterious UFO sightings across the
English Channel below.

UFO sightings in France are set to be revealed - exciting
paranormal enthusiasts in the UK.

The archive of over 1,600 incidents will be released by France's
National Space Studies Centre (CNES) and has led to calls for
the UK to publish all its sightings.

The highly-anticipated online archive was due to go live this
month but has now been delayed until at least March, said the
space agency.

Nick Pope, former head of the Ministry of Defenceís UFO projects
division, said the France archive could track the paths of
unidentified flying objects across the Channel. *

Nick said: "I really welcome the French move. There is a huge
interest in UFO sightings. It will be great to see if there are
reports in there which relate to classic UFO sightings."

Nick believes an online archive should be published here and
claims that many reports gathered by the Ministry of Defence are
still kept under wraps.

He said: "There is a lot of files which have not seen the light
of day. If the MoD published them, it would be a huge step

"I donít believe there is a cover up but the MoD leaves itself
open to that accusation."

However the MoD said it has released information on sightings on
a annual basis.

A spokesman told the Sun online: "We regularly receive Freedom
of Information requests on UFOs and these are published in full
over time.

The MoD said that based it remained "open-minded" about the
existence of extraterrestrial life-forms.

But added: "To date we know of no evidence that substantiates
the existence of these alleged phenomena".

Yesterday CNES told the Sun online the launch of its archive,
dating back 30 years, would be delayed.

A spokeswoman said: "The archive is not online yet. It will be
in mid-March."

The archive - likely to be revealed on the CNES website -
 consists of around 6,000 reports, many relating to the same
incident, filed by the public and airline professionals.

Earlier this month agency official Jacques Arnould said: "Often
they are made to the Gendarmerie, which provides an official
witness statement and some come from airline pilots."


[Thanks to Stuart Miller of http://uforeview.net/ for the lead]

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